*Plan developed to ensure security during the 2022 World Cup

As part of its continuing efforts to ensure the safety and protection of all during the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, the Ministry of Interior (MoI), represented by the Planning and Quality Department, on Sunday launched in co-operation with the US Federal Bureau of Investigation, a training course on crisis and disaster management.

A group of 43 officers, assigned for missions to implement security plans for 2022 World Cup and from various MoI departments are part of the five-day programme, according to information from the MoI website. The course is aimed at equipping the participants with the knowledge and skills that help them deal with major security crises, emergencies and potential hazards and initiate appropriate steps to address and contain them.

Brigadier Abdul Rahman Majid al-Sulaiti speaking at the launch of the training course

The training programme includes many theoretical lectures and practical exercises that teach participants to manage crises, plan special events, develop a crisis response plan, assess information in the command centre, build awareness of situations and circumstances and analyse major accident information. It also includes exercises on virtual emergencies.

MoI's Planning and Quality Department director Brigadier Abdul Rahman Majid al-Sulaiti, while addressing the opening session at the Civil Defence Officers' Club, stressed on the importance of the course and said it assumes significance due to the importance of the 2022 World Cup. He pointed out that the MoI has adopted the task of preparing its officials to face the threats and potential risks and will achieve security and stability during the mega event.

The official explained that the MoI has developed a plan to ensure security during the 2022 World Cup. The plan includes bringing all stakeholders in the country, including the private sector, to achieve security and protection from potential risks and various threats.

Colonel Abdulaziz Ali al-Sulaiti from the Risk Management Unit in the Security Committee of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, said that the training course aims at improving performance and developing skills of participants to benefit the homeland security and organise the 2022 World Cup in a safe way.

The Planning and Quality Department has joined hands with the Police Training Institute and MoI’s Public Relations Department to organise the training programme, he added.

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